- Wharton Independent School District
- Gifted and Talented
Gifted and Talented
WISD BeliefsWe believe that gifted/talented students are passionate about learning, solve problems in unique ways, and require support from trained teachers and mentors who are sensitive to their individual needs.
We believe that appropriate services for gifted/talented students will enable them to work successfully alone, with other gifted students, and with students not identified as gifted.
PhilosophyGifted students come from all races, socio-economic strata, geographic locales, and environments. They display unique needs and possess unusual abilities and talents which merit recognition and nurturing.
Mission StatementIn order to nurture the unique needs of gifted/talented learners, Wharton ISD offers a comprehensive array of differentiated learning experiences that provide greater depth and complexity than what is included in the district's core curriculum.
Scope and SequenceThe Wharton ISD GT Scope and Sequence Skills Continuum provides teachers with K-12 vertically aligned learning expectations that support the development of advanced-level products and performances. It is aligned with the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TCCRS) and the 21st Century Skills Framework. The Communication, Creative Thinking, Research, and Critical Thinking strands of the GT Scope and Sequence are interdisciplinary and can be taught in any content area. All four strands are aligned with the standards set by the State Goal for Services for Gifted/Talented Students, the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, and the K-12 TEKS. GT teachers are provided with a variety of curricular support and resources specific for GT. Kindergarten-6th grade implement a gifted and talented pull out program in combination with differentiated instruction within the general education classroom. 7th-12th grade implement differentiated instruction within the core courses. An emphasis is placed on greater depth, complexity, and pacing in the curriculum with skill development in communication, critical thinking, creativity, and research.